Saturday 24th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 106)

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Saturday 24th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 106)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:47 pm

WHAT!!!??? COUNTDOWN ON A SATURDAY :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?: YES PLEASE ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Saturday 24 November 2018.

C1: Champion Andrew Jackson (3 wins, 260 points.) A maths student at Keele University, but is originally from Blackpool.
C2: Challenger Sue Booton. A retired local government officer from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. She loves her gardening, and likes to research her family history, currently going back to the late 18th Century.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B P U A E R S W H
R02: F S F I A U G R E
R03: 75, 5, 5, 7, 10, 4. Target: 789.
TTT: MARIEUNIT - "Marie bought me a bottle of whisky, but there was only one unit of alcohol in it."
R04: N V D I O E M T O
R05: R D Y A O I R S N
R06: 25, 50, 5, 10, 10, 8. Target: 322.
R07: T N C U A E R W H
R08: S T D O I A I G S
R09: 75, 10, 6, 5, 5, 7. Target: 431.
TTT: SINUSTOOL - "The answers can always be found in liquid form."
R10: P T L A E B P I N
R11: L K G S U I O D A
R12: T M I A J T U E S
R13: A O E R C S R I N
R14: 100, 6, 10, 5, 5, 3. Target: 342.
R15: G R O W R O B I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: B P U A E R S W H

Andrew: WASHER (6)
Sue: WASHER (6)
DC: PUSHER (6) PHUBS (5)
OT: ABUSER (6) BASHER (6) BURSAE (6) BUSHWA (6) HAWSER (6) PAREUS (6) PAUSER (6) PESHWA (6) PHARES (6) PHASER (6) PHRASE (6) PRAHUS (6) PRESAW (6) REBUSH (6) REHABS (6) REPUSH (6) REWASH (6) SERAPH (6) SHAPER (6) SUBPAR (6) SUPERB (6) WHARES (6) WHAUPS (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: F S F I A U G R E

Andrew: SUFFRAGE (8)
Sue: FIGURES (7)
DC: GIRAFFES (8) ARGUFIES (8)
OT: SUFFRAGI (8)
Score: 14–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 5, 5, 7, 10, 4. Target: 789.

Andrew: 789. ((75 + 4) x 10) + (5 / 5) (10)
Sue: 789. ((75 + 5) x 10) - 7 - 4 (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: MARIEUNIT -> MINIATURE

Round 4: N V D I O E M T O

Andrew: DEVOTION (8)
Sue: MOOTED (6)
DC: DEMOTION (8) MOTIONED (8)
Score: 32–16 (max 32)

Round 5: R D Y A O I R S N

Andrew: DAIRY (5)
Sue: radions
DC: ORDINARY (8)
OT: ORDINARS (8) RANDORIS (8)
Score: 37–16 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 50, 5, 10, 10, 8. Target: 322.

Andrew: 320. ((25 + 8) x 10) - 10 (7)
Sue: 325.
RR: 322. ((((50 - 10) / 5) + 25) x 10) - 8 (10)
Score: 44–16 (max 50)

Dr. Phil talks about the NHS playing "the blame game".

Round 7: T N C U A E R W H

Andrew: CHANTER (7)
Sue: WATCHER (7)
DC: CHUNTER (7) HAUNTER (7)
OT: CHANTEUR (8)
Score: 51–23 (max 58)

Round 8: S T D O I A I G S

Andrew: IDIOTS (6)
Sue: IDIOTS (6)
DC: SADIST (6) AGISTS (6)
OT: IDIOTAS (7)
Score: 57–29 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 10, 6, 5, 5, 7. Target: 431.

Andrew: 430. (75 x 6) - 10 - 5 - 5 (7)
Sue: 432. Mistake in working.
RR: 431. ((75 + 10) x 5) + 6 (10)
Score: 64–29 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: SINUSTOOL -> SOLUTIONS

Round 10: P T L A E B P I N

Andrew: PLANET (6)
Sue: misdeclared 7
DC: NIPPLE (6) BIPLANE (7) PANTILE (7)
OT: PENTAIL (7)
Score: 70–29 (max 82)

Round 11: L K G S U I O D A

Andrew: GOADS (5)
Sue: GUILDS (6)
DC: GLADIUS (7)
OT: KAGOULS (7)
Score: 70–35 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "sheep", and why we don't say "sheeps" for the plural.

Round 12: T M I A J T U E S

Andrew: MATIES (6)
Sue: MATTE (5)
DC: MATIEST (7)
OT: MATTIES (7) MUTATES (7) SITUATE (7)
Score: 76–35 (max 96)

Round 13: A O E R C S R I N

Andrew: SCARIER (7)
Sue: SCARIER (7)
DC: CARRIES (7) CARIES (6) CARRION (7)
OT: RESORCIN (8) SCENARIO (8)
Score: 83–42 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 6, 10, 5, 5, 3. Target: 342.

Andrew: 342. (((10 / 5) + 5) x 6) + (3 x 100) (10)
Sue: 345.
Score: 93–42 (max 114)

Round 15: G R O W R O B I N

Andrew buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say BORROWING which is correct.
Final Score: 103–42 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 103
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 6

Sue:
Total score - 42
Raw score - 74
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 2.8
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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